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The Grass is restricting view turning on to A27

Reported via desktop in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) category anonymously at 19:40, Thursday 27 May 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

The junction is from First Avenue onto A27 the grass needs cutting at this point however the once beautiful grass from the roundabout to this point is now all gone as we no longer enjoy the twelve cornish elms that where planted by our Council in 1928. So if you could stop the fall off of mud onto the road surface by replanting another nine trees to stop parking on the verge by lifting the curbing and verges that would be great also.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England about the overgrown verges.

    We are aware of this and blockade works to address vegetation maintenance, sign cleaning, gully cleaning and other works is currently being programmed. I have however, passed this location to our safety inspector for review on their next inspection along this stretch of the A27 when it will be recorded and appropriate mitigation arranged.

    Regarding the trees, our Environmental team advise that we’re currently proposing replanting in the grass strip in the area. The requirements for tree planting have changed a lot since 1928 with drought being one of the leading reasons for recent tree failure.

    We currently have a long list of preferred sites. along the A27 and our next step is to review this against sight line requirements at junctions and dropped curbs and buried services.

    Any new planting would need to go in purpose built tree pits, rather than just being placed in the grass verge. We also have to consider that how we could plant here as the current standards are that no new planting should be within 4m of the carriageway. We hope this information is helpful.

    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Highways England at 13:34, Wednesday 2 June 2021

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